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Copyright 1988 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 96, Issue 46
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Count 'em and weep
Mark Davis, a medical school employee, hands Lori Palazzo, a
Transportation and Parking Services cashier, 6,540 pennies as
By BRIAN McCOLLUM
: Faculty and staff members of the
Traffic and Parking Advisory Com
mittee said Tuesday that they will
listen closely to student concerns
about eliminating sophomore park
ing before a Sept. 30 vote on seven
parking policy proposals.
Student government requested on
; Sept. 8 that the committee postpone
; a vote on the proposals to give
students more time to research
alternatives. Student leaders are
holding forums this week to get
By KYLE HUDSON
Even though he is running
against an incumbent, Republican
congressional candidate Tom
Fetzer said Tuesday night he can
win in November because voters
are tired of big-spending liberals
like his opponent.
After about 50 College Repub
licans opened their meeting by
reciting the Pledge of Allegiance,
Fetzer spoke briefly on his bid to
take the 4th District House seat
from Democrat David Price, who
he said is a weak incumbent.
"Price is a very low-profile
congressman," Fetzer said. "We're
not running against someone who
Fetzer said he and Price are
campaigning on a "razor-thin
margin" of error because neither
has tremendous name recognition.
"This thing could be decided by
a couple hundred votes," he said.
"Whoever makes the last mistake
will be the loser."
He will become more popular
as people discover where Price
really stands oh the issues, Fetzer
"David Price is a member of the
liberal wing of the Democratic
Party that places its faith in the
government," he said. "That's a
Price will also 'be handicapped
by the national Democratic
ticket's tilt to the left, he said.
"(Michael Dukakis) is the most
student reaction and help develop
counterprosals to present to the
If the proposal becomes reality,
resident sophomore parking would be
eliminated at the beginning of the
1989-90 school year. Sophomores
would then be eligible for commuter
parking in fringe lots only.
Student leaders have expressed
concern about the possible elimina
tion of parking for sophomore
residents, saying they fear junior
parking might be the next to be
radically liberal man ever to seek
the presidency; he's a liberal's
' Fetzer saved most of his crit
icism for the Democratic powers
in Congress, not for Price himself.
The Democratic policies of the
past two decades, not Ronald
Reagan, are responsible for the
mammoth budget defecit, he said.
"Twenty years ago, we declared
war on poverty, and poverty's
Fetzer said Reagan's tax cuts
are not to blame for the defecit,
and raising taxes is not the answer
to the problem.
"I don't believe in a tax
increase," he said. "The federal
government has enough money
believe me, $1 trillion is enough."
Fetzer also blamed the deficit
on Democrats in Congress. The
nation would have a balanced
budget today if Congress had only
raised spending 2.5 percent each
year since 1981, he said.
The government should return
to a system of "zero-based budget
ing" in which government depart
ments would have to justify every
single dollar that they request,
"If you took a look at the budget
like I have, you'd vomit," he said.
If he is elected, he will propose
a bill to require members of
Congress to take an annual pay
cut of the same percentage as that
year's budget deficit, he said.
No one who had
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Wednesday, September 21, 1988
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payment for his parking fines. Davis said he paid with pennies to
protest the "ridiculous and inconsistent" parking policies at UNC.
They have also questioned how
effective the measure would be, since
only 21 parking spots on North
Campus would be opened up by
eliminating sophomore parking.
Committee member Tim Coggins,
associate director of the law library,
said the seven committee members
will be interested in what the students
have to say.
"I anticipate that the committee is
going to be receptive to the students'
ideas," he said. I think their prop
osals will get a fair shake."
Ensuring that students, faculty and
Editor's note: This is the first in
a three-part series commemorating
Indian Heritage Week.
By MICHAEL SPIRTAS
As Lumbee Indians fight for
recognition at a national level, they
work for more political power, better
education and health care and
prosperity in their community.
Concentrated in Robeson County,
the Lumbees have yet to be federally
recognized as a tribe. The. Lumbee
Act of 1956 recognized the Lumbees
as an Indian group but barred them
from receiving federal assistance from
the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).
The Lumbees' quest for recogni
tion, which began in 1888, has been
Area planners concerned a
By LARRY STONE
The new Interstate 40 link between
Chapel Hill and Hillsborough is
nearing completion, but the excite
ment of travelers is not shared by
Orange County planning officials.
A part of the segment connecting
Chapel Hill and Hillsborough will
begin handling traffic Thursday, but
problems for the governments of the
area are just beginning. The problem
issue is commercial development.
N.C. Department of Transporta
tion spokesman Bill Jones said the
first portion of the highway, from the
U.S. 15-501 interchange to New Hope
Church Road, will open Thursday.
The segment from New Hope
Church Road to Interstate 85 will be
finished later this year. "The contract
completion date for the other four
miles is November 15," he said.
Crews are currently handling clean
any sense has ever liked school.
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staff are all given equal consideration
is a top priority, said Coggins, who
made the original motion to allow the
committee vote to be delayed.
"What I'd like to see come out of
the meeting is a consensus view," he
said. "We're going to have to work
together on it."
. Coggins said his personal goal is
to see proportional distribution of
parking spaces on campus. Faculty
should not be given priority over
students, he said.
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victimized by political and historical
forces beyond their control, said.
James Hardin, executive director of
the Lumbee Regional Development
Association (LRDA). Most Indian
groups received recognition due to
treaties they signed with the then
expansionistic United States govern
ment, Hood said.
But the Lumbees, who live in the
eastern United States, were absorbed
into the union before the treaty
process was in full use.
The 1956 Act came about when
up work, including painting and
putting up signs and guard rails, as
well as some paving close to Hills
borough, Jones said.
The total-cost for the road will
reach $62.6 million, including the
stretch of road from Durham to
Chapel Hill which opened in the
summer of 1987.
The new section will join the U.S.
15-501 exit to Hillsborough, which
lies on 1-85, opening another corridor
to the west.
Now, residents of the area must
travel the two-lane highways N.C. 54
or N.C. 86 and merge with 1-85 at
Graham or Hillsborough. In the past,
these roads have become almost
bumper-to-bumper during vacation
times at UNC.
David Little, spokesman for the
N.C. Department of Travel and
Tourism, said the new link will
continue the state's image as a leader
By CEDRIC RICKS
The N.C. General Assembly has
appropriated $450,000 to plan a UNC
performing arts center, UNC officials
The site of the center remains
undecided, said Dennis O'Connor,
acting provost. Suggested sites
include areas along Raleigh Road, he
The proposed center would be used
by performing artists and various
campus departments, O'Connor said.
Departments like the music depart
ment . and the . School of Radio,
Television and Motion Pictures are
facing space-related problems which
the new center might help, said
Stephen Birdsall, associate dean in
the College of Arts and Sciences and
chairman of the center's planning
"Think about the facilities on
campus," Birdsall said. "We do not
have a top quality auditorium for
music performances primarily. Hill
Hall was not designed for music
performances, even though the music
department does a good job. It has
poor acoustic facilities. The college's
first priority for requests has been the
improvement, of the-RTVMP-Vfac-ilites
for some time." .
Other areas on campus have poor
acoustics or are too large or too small
for certain kinds of performances,
like the Smith Center, Birdsall said.
O'Connor said that if a performing
arts center is to be built, it would have
to be accessible to various depart
ments. "We would like to be sure that
if a performing arts center is built,
it will be built with those programs
in mind, in addition to the needs of
the larger community," he said.
The primary concern in designing
the center is making sure that it can
respond to the needs of the commun
ity, O'Connor said. "The expenditure
of the taxpayers' dollars is a very
many U.S. lawmakers wanted to
reduce the amount of aid given to
Indian groups. Due to this move
ment, referred to as a "process of
termination," the Lumbees were
again denied full recognition, Hood
In 1987, the Lumbees applied to
the BIA for federal recognition, but
that application could take up to ten
years to be reviewed. So Rep. Charles
Rose, D-N.C, has introduced a bill
to the House of Representatives
asking to grant recognition to the
Lumbees without undergoing BIA
The best reason for the Lumbees
to be recognized by a congressional
act lies in the regulating process of
the BIA, which states that no group
in good roads.
1-40 will also improve the travel
experience for people in the state,
"If people have a difficulty in
getting around, they have bad feelings
toward the state and they may not
come back," he said.
But the extension of 1-40 brings up
some' serious questions for those
people in Orange County who are
entrusted with planning. '
The current plan calls for almost
all of the land near the three new
interchanges N.C. 86, New Hope
Church Road and Old 86 to be
used for residential purposes.
. Brad Torgan, a comprehensive
planner for Orange County, said,
"Much of the area is governed by an
agreement between Chapel Hill,
Carrboro and the county called the
Joint Planning Agreement, which
limits development in the areas."
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important responsibilty, and before
requesting funds to construct a
performing arts center it is very
important to be sure that it serves
the needs of the campus community,"
he said. "It is important to be sure
that it is a top priority of the campus
that's what we'd like to do in the
next year and a half."
Designing the center and determin
ing who it will serve are some issues
which the center's planning commit
tee will decide, said Birdsall.
"Our goal (the committee's) has
been to work with an architect and
prepare a plan for an acoustically
iirst-rate auditorium, witn aaequate
support space for performing artists
and which would provide a satisfying
experience for the audiences' that
might attend the performances,"
Money has been allocated only for
planning the center. The next stage
is the General Assembly funding the
construction of the center. "Some
times it (construction) is done right
away, after planning, sometimes it
might not be done for a number of
years, mrasau saia.
Jay Robinson, vice president for
public affairs, said the legislature has
-not yet , allocated funds for the
construction of the center, . but it
probably will since it has already
allocated a lot of money for planning
"I would question the wisdom of
putting forth planning money and
then changing your mind," he said.
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project is worth consideration, it
would not be wise to say 'We didnt
really need that.' "
The proposal for a performing arts
center is not a new idea, Robinson
said. 1 he center has had strong
support from the faculty for years.
"This is not something just dreamed
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that has been previously denied
funding may receive recognition, said
Mike Maultsey, legislative aide for
In addition, it would cost the BIA
$150,000 to review the application,
The Lumbee community is greatly
in need of the housing, health ser
vices, and education that recognition
would provide, said Connee Brayboy,
editor of the Carolina Indian Voice.
Drugs are the biggest threat to the
Lumbees future, Brayboy said.
The average Lumbee male has a
life expectancy of ten years fewer than
white males, Hardin said, so the
community needs the BIA's health
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The . agreement includes a rural
buffer zone which leaves an area of
land with a very low density of
housing, Torgan said. The main
purpose of the strict zoning is to keep
the urban qualities of Chapel Hill and
"Certainly, the addition of com
mercial development around the
interstate would help the county, but
we have to ask at what costs," Torgan
Orange County is currently in the
midst of a Rural Character Study to
determine whether the development
standards should become more
On the surface, however, it appears
the common picture of interstate exits
as a place for gas, fast food and other
services would not be possible here.
A developer who owns land at the
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